German Ankle Gaiters - Khaki

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Gaiters are a type of protective clothing for a person's ankles and legs below the knee. Gaiters are worn when walking, hiking, running outdoors amongst dense underbrush or in snow, with or without snowshoes. Gaiters strap over the hiking boot and around the person's leg to provide protection from branches and thorns and to prevent mud, snow, etc. from entering the top of the boot. Gaiters may also be worn as protection against snake bites. Gaiters are similar to puttees, a part of numerous military uniforms. From 1937 each German recruit was issued a pair of ankle-height work boots for basic training, and kept them for fatigue duty and the like. Beginning in 1940 the Army ceased issuing jackboots to rear-area personnel and authorized the wearing of the utility boots with the field uniform; canvas gaiters or Gamaschen were issued for this purpose. From 1941 Schn├╝rschuhe were authorized for combat units as well, and the only footgear issued to new recruits; by 1943 their wear had become universal.

This is a pair of German Army Ankle Gaiters, a reproduction based on the version used in World War 2. It is made canvas with white stitching, leather, and metal buckles. The are size adjustable to suit small to large.

Suitable for display dress up purposes or regular impression, as a prop for films and TV, or add to your militaria collection as a display item. Not recommended for hardcore re-enacting.

Authenticity: Reproduction
Colour: Khaki
Material: Canvas, leather, metal
Size: 15H x 42L cm
Weight: 250 gms approx.
Theatre: WW2

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